How does one choose?
It’s kind of of a loaded question. Are we talking BIG camera like my Canon 5D Mark iv or are we talking pocket camera or even an action cam?
It’s a hard question but one I’m here to answer.
In my opinion, the best all around camera is the one you have with you.
And that’s not a trick answer I promise.
Let me explain.
There are so many different kinds of cameras out there that it’s absolutely impossible to keep up with.
People ask me about cameras all the time, should I get a Canon, or Nikon? What do you think about the Sony? What’s a good camera I can get for five hundred bucks?
Everybody wants to get the most bang for their buck.
And I don’t blame them. That’s how I live my life on the daily.
But, there isn’t a right answer. There just isn’t. Sorry.
You can Google, best camera for under $500 in 2020 and you’ll get a review site with 10 or so different cameras with the break down of each camera giving the specifics of each.
The fact is, most cameras can take quality photos.
So a little more explanation to my very non technical answer…..
The best all around camera is the one you have with you is my unprofessional opinion but why?
This is the deal…some people get really hung up on equipment. I’m one of those people unfortunately. If I only had a better camera, I could take better photos. This is true for some people but, it isn’t true for everyone.
I like to use the analogy of playing golf..
If you suck at golf like I do, it’s not gonna matter what brand of clubs I use. I’m still gonna suck unless I practice my butt off.
If you spend three grand on a camera body and don’t take the time to learn about it, it’s just gonna sit on the shelf and collect dust.
I would rather see you spending time learning, searching, practicing and creating to the best of your ability with what you already have until you get so good that you can justify spending the cash to upgrade to something nicer.
This is my tagline.
I just made it up out of my own brain.
Believe you can do it, go create something awesome and then inspire someone else to do the same.
It makes since right?
I’m a big encourager of being a doer. Just create something, make a photo or video, the more you do it, the better you will get. The more you create, the better creator you will become. Just start if you haven’t already. If you have started but have fallin off, climb back on. Find some encouragement or inspiration, associate with other people like yourself and get inspired!
Go somewhere and shoot photos, be in the moment..I talk about that here if you want to check it out! When I first got into photography, I absolutely had no idea what anything was. I was so scared to take my camera off auto. It seemed like there was so much to learn that it was overwhelming to me.
But You Just Have To Start
If an Iphone 8 is your best camera, use it. Go somewhere and try to shoot the best photo that you can. Work on composition or rule of thirds. Try finding some leading lines and shoot a few different angles. If you love shooting photos of flowers, go practice flower shots. I have a few tips for that here!
But if my non technical answer isn’t enough for you and you really want to know “WHAT CAMERA SHOULD I BUY?”
Here is my answer….
Buy The Best Camera You Can Afford.
If you have $500 to spend, Google reviews for best cameras for $500. Do your research, if you’re into video production, find an all around camera that is good for both video and photography.
I own this camera and I love it! I paid about $800 for it back in the day but now you can get it for around $500. It is a great camera for shooting video or photos.
If you have more money to spend, obviously you have more options but the moral of the story here is to buy the best camera you can afford and just go shoot! Take that camera wherever you go so you get use to having it around. Learn everything you can about that camera because it will pay off in the long run!
Thank you for checking out this post and if you have any questions, hit me up here and let’s connect!